The house of Peruvian literature in Lima is located in an unusual place. The building, which since 2009 houses a library and a cultural center, is the former station building that dates back to a time when Lima was still involved in train services. The former Desamparados station, opened in 1912, is located between the main square and the river in the old town. In itself, the building with the neoclassical facade is worth seeing. Station buildings emanate a certain prestige in almost every culture, which is also evident in this building. Inside there are stately-looking staircases and pillar galleries. Particularly worth seeing are the ceiling structures made of steel and colored glass, through which the sunlight floods in and gives the reading rooms a pleasant atmosphere. In and around the renovated building are still old elements to see. The old station clock still adorns the main entrance, inside is an original ticket counter made of wood. Behind the building run the tracks, which are rarely used today for goods or passenger transports.